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Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passes away

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Embassy of India



The Embassy of India in Antananarivo announces, with profound sorrow, the sad demise of the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.  Dr. Kalam was a career scientist and thereafter became the 11th President of India and held the office of the President from 25th July 2002 to 25th July 2007.  A Condolence Book will be kept open at the Embassy of India [4, Lalana Rajaonson Emile, Tsaralalana] from 29 to 30 July 2015 from 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs and 1500hrs to 1600 hrs.


Indian Press Information Bureau Release on 27 July 2015

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Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passes away today

The government of India announces with profound sorrow the death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India at Bethany Hospital, Shillong at 1945 hours, today.

As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half mast on all buildings throughout India where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

The date, time and venue of the state funeral will be intimated later.